Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Legend Fades Away...


Dr Raj Kumar, icon of Kannada cinema passed away yesterday. I got the news through an SMS from a journalist friend of mine. The marvel of technology was such that within minutes, everyone in the university came to know.
Dr Raj was an amazing actor. Some of the roles he played are legendary. He has won all the awards there is in India., including the very prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. And the songs from his films...wow. We have all sung his songs on a daily basis. Most are unforgettable for a Kannadiga.
Kannada Prabha, a Kannada newspaper of the Express Group, had a beautiful front page where he was shown walking into the sunset with the headline 'Hutti Baa...Mathe' (Take birth...again). He was a revered God for many.
May his soul rest in peace.

9 comments:

Ajaya said...

" The marvel of technology was such that within minutes, everyone in the university came to know." True.. Technology has changed our lives..

Was bloging for Raj Kumar... and got into your blog .. you have a very intresing blog..

Ajaya said...

" The marvel of technology was such that within minutes, everyone in the university came to know." True.. Technology has changed our lives..

Was bloging for Raj Kumar... and got into your blog .. you have a very intresing blog..

Ashley said...

I have never seen one of his films. Which one do you recommend?

Deepa said...

Thanks Ajaya. keep coming back.
Ashley, that is an impossible question. Each of his films was a masterpiece. But for starters, you could watch 'Kaviratna Kalidasa' or 'Babruvahana'. Both are mythological films, these were the kind of role he excelled in.

Shiv said...

Deepa,

I came across your post on Raj in ur blog accidently..

Yes u are right..that Kannada prabha 'marali baa' was too touchy..

But what followed after Raj's death is totally pathetic

shakri said...

A sad day for the state and the nation as a whole. We can only pray that his soul rests in peace. Amen.

Ashley said...

Deepa, thanks for the suggestions.

Prashanth CM said...

Hi
A very nice blog and neatly maintained. It nice ready thru your writings. May be you can write something about Tips for budding Journalists :)

All the best.

Deepa said...

thanks Prashanth. I am a budding journalist myself! what advice can I give?
your web page is nice. i tries to leave a comment on your blog and web page but just couldnt do it. you used Namo Editor, right?